Since the first 1G radio access system was commercialized, operators have relied on three strategies to expand network coverage and capacity: improving spectral efficiency, utilizing additional spectrum, and densifying the network. However, there is a limit to the upside and overall sustainability of the legacy approach.  Deployment of small cells is now widely recognized as an important next step for operators to embrace.

Our Small Cell Report provides a comprehensive overview of the total Small Cell market as it pertains to small cells deployed in enterprise and public access networks by service providers (SP).  We believe that while the radio is an essential component of small cells, the mobile backhaul and use of WiFi are equally important to our understanding the Small Cell market. Our Report discusses and provides estimates of the radio access network (RAN), backhaul, and SP WiFi segments by leveraging the experience and research on which we regularly report in our five-year forecasts of the mobile RAN, Mobile Backhaul, and Wireless LAN markets.

The Report answers such questions as:

  • Which technology area has the most growth potential?
  • How fast will the total Small Cell market grow between today and 5 years from now?
  • Which part of the Small Cell market has the biggest projected revenue?

The Report includes a 5-year forecast on technologies that make up small cells (including WCDMA, LTE, Backhaul and SP WiFi) with revenue, port shipments and average selling price for each segment.